PAWS for News 1-26-18

Our Weekly Newsletter
January 26, 2018
There will be no school on Monday January 29 as it is a Grading Day.


It's Carnival time!  The annual Winterfest Carnival is TONIGHT from 5:30-8:00 pm.  Join us for this great family night filled with fun, food, games, and prizes.

NEW this year to Winterfest!!

Cafeteria food items will be available for purchase using cash or credit card only. Tickets are no longer needed for purchase of food and will not be accepted in the cafeteria. All other events at Winterfest will continue to use tickets which can be also be purchased at the event using cash or check only.

Volunteers Still Needed

If you haven't signed up already, please stop at the Volunteer sign up table at the school entrance to donate a portion of your time to the night to make it a success.  Without enough volunteers, different activities may have to be shut down early.  Remember: one hour, every family, every year.

See you at Winterfest!

Lunchroom/Playground Help Needed

Do you ever have an hour free around the lunch time?  Consider spending it here at Alice Smith, volunteering in the lunchroom or on the playground.  We are in need of parent volunteers to help supervise lunch & recess.  See your student and his/her friends & see how we do things at Alice Smith.  If you are interested, please contact Mrs. De St. Hubert at 952-988-4201 or or Renee at 952-988-4202 or

Free Community Breakfast at The 4th Saturday Café on January 27

A free community meal is served every 4th Saturday next door at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 715 Minnetonka Mills Rd, Hopkins. Join us between 9:00 am - 10:30 am for a free and delicious breakfast.

Next Late Start, Thursday February 8

Our next late start will be on Thursday, February 8. School will start 2 hours later than usual. Buses will pick up in the morning 2 hours later than usual.  You must pre-register your student for late start childcare by Monday, February 5 with the form in the electronic backpack. We cannot guarantee space for students who are not registered by this due date.  Hard copies of the late start childcare registration are also available in our front office.

February PTO Meeting

The next PTO Event Planning/Board Meeting is on Tuesday, February 13th, from 7-9pm in the Media Center at Alice Smith. We will be planning the upcoming events, discussing our budget and teacher funding requests, and taking care of our monthly PTO business. All parents are welcome to come for all or part of the meeting to view the "working side" of the PTO. Childcare is provided!

Take Me Out to the Ball Game on Sunday, April 29th!
Alice Smith students will once again have the chance to sing our National Anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner," on the field before the Minnesota Twins baseball game on Sunday afternoon, April 29th.  Tickets will cost $11.00 each (Upper Deck behind home plate in the "Home Plate View" section) and all students MUST be accompanied by an adult.  Look for the information sheet and ticket order form in your child's binder or Friday folder this week.  The order form/information sheet is also in the Electronic Backpack.  It's never too early to Think Spring!  Any questions?  Please contact Rob Estrine at (952) 988-4232 or '; // --> (link sends e-mail).

“Screens, Struggles, and Strategies: Raising Tech-Healthy Kids", Monday, Feb. 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Special double feature, including “Warp Speed” and “Screenagers”

Location: Hopkins High School auditorium, 2400 Lindbergh Dr., Minnetonka

Join Hopkins Public Schools and Hopkins One Voice Coalition, in partnership with Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's Jessica Wong, for a special double feature that includes an engaging presentation from Wong, titled "Warp Speed: Parenting Teens in the Digital Age," followed by a free showing of the award-winning documentary, "Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age." This event is geared toward addressing screen time and the struggles shared by parents, and learning strategies to find balance with technology.  The Screenagers film will include Spanish subtitles.

Parents and students, grades 4-12, are encouraged to attend. This is not a ticketed event, and it is free and open to the public. There is no preregistration, and seating is first-come, first-served. Visit the event on Facebook.

For more information, visit

Hopkins Education Foundation's Royal Bash 2018 - Snow Much Fun!

Purchase your tickets for HEF's 19th annual Royal Bash on Saturday, February 24th at the Marriott Minnetonka Southwest. Enjoy mingling with old friends and making new ones! 

Your Winter Wonderland event will include a scrumptious sit down dinner, live and silent auctions, games, entertainment, dancing and many other surprises. Proceeds from Royal Bash help fund grants to Hopkins Public Schools. 

To purchase your tickets now or to learn more about HEF's largest fundraiser of the year, visit

Follow us at @AliceSmith270 to get our latest news on Twitter.  We frequently post photos of our school's events on our Alice Smith Facebook page. You will enjoy seeing photos of your students if you Like us here.

Electronic Backpack:

February Late Start Childcare in English

February Late Start Childcare in Spanish

Animal Humane Society Spring Camps

Hopkins Fastpitch Softball

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Jody De St. Hubert

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